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Handyman, carpentry, grass slashing, chainsawing: Jeremy Ryan

Handyman, carpentry, grass slashing, chainsawing: Jeremy Ryan

Handyman, carpentry, building of small structures such as wood sheds, grass slashing and chainsawing. Jeremy can lift small heavy loads like motors and pumps onto his ute for servicing with a hoist. He has happy customers in Jo and Paul, Ray, Antoinette and Ian and Robin. m: 0407 855 507


Drive grading: John Post

Kim and Mark recommend John Post m: 0409 510 466


Plumber: Malcolm Nancarrow

Kim and Mark recommend Malcolm Nancarrow m: 0417 526 966 e: mnplumb@netcon.net.au


Fire Danger Notification Tree 2016/2017

Fire Danger Notification Tree 2016/2017

Click here for the Chewton Bushlands Fire Danger Notification Tree. Notifications will be sent out on days of SEVERE, EXTREME and CODE RED Fire Danger. Enact your FIRE PLAN when these conditions exist. Remember it is advisable to LEAVE on those days. In fact it is a must on a CODE RED DAY! During prolonged periods of high fire danger you […]


Water tank cleaner

Does anyone know of a good contractor we can contact to clean out water tank for the the first time in 15 years? Cheers, Mark and Kim


Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Hi All, I’m making my own raw almond milk, if you’d like a batch let me know … Michael


DC Fridge Mechanic: Don Charlton

Don Charlton, fixed my DC fridge in minutes.

My DC fridge stopped working the other day. Can be hard to find a local DC fridge mechanic. After a bit of searching and a number of calls with people who couldn’t do the job, was fortunate to connect with Bendigo-based fridge mechanic Don Charlton. Katherine, who answered the phone, was incredibly friendly and helpful. […]


Native mice

Native mice

Who else is hosting new winter residents? And what terms have you set on their tenancy? A non-lethal response suggested by Michael GS, one that he has found effective, is electronic rodent control… not that they are rodents… at http://www.pestrol.com.au/pestrol-rodent.html Mark Carter


Snakes alive!

Common Brown Snake. Photo by Peter Robertson © Museum Victoria

Summer usually sees the presence of a few snakes in particular locations around the Bushlands.  Most are brown snakes but quite often a tiger snake or two joins the fray. In most instances they can be left to move off to other places but occasionally some may invade buildings and hence require removal.  We are […]


Builder: Denis George

Builder: Denis George

Denis George Phone 5470 5166 (Recommended by Cate Freeman) For any building work I recommend Denis George. He is a great all rounder. A worker of small or large miracles and is very conversant with the Bushlands. To see what he can do, drop by to my place 234 Goldspeck Gully Road anytime! He can […]


Thanks Jan!

Thanks Jan!

On the weekend we were saved from a potential fire by the swift action of neighbour Jan Palethorpe. When passing the Chewton Cemetery she saw smoke. On checking she found it to be a smouldering log. One which could have very easily caused a fire. She phoned 000 and they were on to it immediately […]


Water Carrier: Warrick Harwood, Harcourt

Water Carrier: Warrick Harwood, Harcourt

Warrick Harwood Water Mobile: 0417 036 059 (Recommended by Michael Gillies Smith) Great guy. Great service.     He rang me back the same day and offered to bring the water the next day. $160 for 13,000 litres. Warrick’s is a 13,000 litre water truck, perfect for the Bushlands gravel roads and driveways. Most of […]


New neighbours

Well hello to our Chewton Bushlands neighbours. It was so lovely to meet you all at Ken and Rosie’s last weekend. Jill and I are really excited about our land at 18 Wattle Road and our pending build and move. Not sure if  this website is the right vehicle for this email but…. Kind regards, […]


Community Fireguard Action Plan for Summer 2012/13

The purpose of the PHONE TREE is to maintain contact with your neighbours on TOTAL FIRE BAN days. Print your PHONE TREE and keep it in a handy place. If you are on the TEXT CONTACT list then do nothing except stay alert. If you are on the PHONE CONTACT list, pass the message on […]


Explaining the website

Explaining the website

The main navigation bar/menu labels match the current Categories and Sub-Categories we have created. Hopefully we can assign all content to one of these. As more content is added to the site we can create more Sub-Categories that will display as drop down menu items on the navigation bar beneath the main Categories (like the […]


Publishing a post checklist

Publishing a post checklist

1. In the top left corner of the browser window above the black horizontal lines, move your cursor over the words “Chewton Bushlands Association” and the link to “Dashboard” will appear. 2. In “Dashboard” go to “Posts > Add new” 3. Type heading in heading field 4. Type your post in the text field. 5. […]